| Warthog Systems file formats
LabAnalyst X has seven menus, plus instructions and links in the Help menu and three functions in the LabAnalyst X menu.
The format for
WartHog BINARY files is roughly similar, but they start with a text
code value (the first value in the file). All other numeric data are
encoded in FutureBasic binary format (not the same as the IEEE binary floating point frequently
used by DOS/Windows software). Current versions
use a floating-point (FP) format with a text code of "-999" or "-9999" depending on the number of samples.
Sable Systems (SSCF and ExpeData) These closely-related formats are used by DATACAN (DOS) and ExpeData (Windows) software. Because data must be translated between IEEE and Warthog formats, disk access to Sable-format files isn't as fast as for Warthog binary files. Note that the icon shown here will only appear if you save a file in Sable format on a Macintosh running OS X.
These sable-image icons will will not appear on a Windows machine, or if an SSCF or ExpeData file was created on a Windows machine and then copied to a Macintosh (a generic 'text' or '.exp' icon is used instead).
Text format (ASCII) The format for ASCII input is a simple spreadsheet with commas or tabs as column delimiters, with each row terminated with a carriage return. There can be up to 32 columns (although only 24 can be entered into the final warthog file). The first line can contain column labels.